More on Nepal’s Upcoming Gay Games

Published Date Author: , April 1st, 2012

This September, Nepal is set to host the country’s first – and indeed Asia’s first – national games for LGBT persons. Covering a two-week period, the games will showcase LGBT sportspersons competing in games and sports including volleyball, football, athletics, martial arts, tennis and more.

The games are being organised by the Blue Diamond Society (BDS), Nepal’s LGBT rights group. Sunil Babu Pant, head of the group and organiser of the games, said: “There will be five teams from each region of the country. And we expect over 200 people to take part.”

Mr Pant, who is Nepal’s first openly gay lawmaker, founded BDS in 2001 to protect the rights of LGBT persons in a country where sexual minorities are regularly discriminated against.

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